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College Drive Cafe

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666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
+1 970-247-5322
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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1 review
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had breakfast twice during our trip and both times the food was great and the staff friendly and attentive. Loved the homemade biscuits and gravy!

Thank Scott W
Liberty, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

After camping for weeks, we were starved for good coffee. My husband and I are coffee snobs, and this place had AMAZING coffee from a Santa Fe roaster. The California eggs Benedict had homemade sauce, and the French toast was thick and tasty. Tamales with green chile New Mexico worthy. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank justgigi73
San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Entire family enjoyed our breakfast. My sons really liked their pancakes. Reasonably priced food and very nice waitstaff. Only downside to our experience was the 40 min wait to get inside. Not the cafe's fault, just a lot of people wanting to eat there.

1 Thank rwk212
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast with good prices. Good service and nice atmosphere. Here for a family wedding and stopped here for a quick breakfast. Had green chile chorizo Benedict.

Thank Lahoma S
Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Waitress was friendly, food was Good: biscuits were really good! Omelett was average! Oil for salad dressing was canola, which is genetically modified rape seed oil! Should be declared unfit for humans to eat, in my opinion.

Thank goodnewsglen
Aaron S, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this review

I must dispute a portion of your review, we do not use canola oil. The oil served with salads is extra virgin olive oil. I share your dislike of canola oil. I'm very happy you loved your biscuit, I wish your omelette had been better than average though. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Tried this place for breakfast and we were quite pleased. It's a small cafe that we heard gets very busy, but we got there early and didn't have to wait at all. They have a good selection including some egg-less dishes (good for me), and the food was very good and generous portions. Service was great too! We would come... More 

Thank Theresa B
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a gluten-free blueberry pancakes with eggs (add zucchini) and the sausage. Super big portions! Very good place.

Thank jcat111777
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We got there early and did not have to wait. Smallish and not fancy but the food was good. I wanted to try something different and local. My husband likes familiar (eggs and potatoes). They had something for both of us. Lots of variety on the menu. Homemade biscuits. Our waitress was nice and answered my questions about the red... More 

Thank KellyB3011
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visit Durango several times a year and College Drive Cafe is a staple of every trip! This is a small cafe with the best breakfast around. They have a little of everything, but it is all exceptional. There is generally a bit of a wait, but there are cozy places to sit and help yourself to coffee while you... More 

Thank Amy B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited after reading the reviews and were pretty excited upon arrival. Unfortunately, our excitement was short lived. The staff was friendly and somewhat attentive, but the food was average. Had omelette, pancake, and some traditional breakfast fare. Really have nothing bad to say about the place, but didn't play up to all the hype. Recommended - yes, but don't... More 

Thank Ed S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?